Garmin Fenix 6

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S100HP

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11,266 posts

134 months

Friday 3rd January 2020
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Coin Slot. said:
It's rude to barter, I'm English, I prefer to feel like I've been given a huge discount rather than ask for one. laugh
My solar was £850, on sale for £721 and my offer of £600 was countered with £675. Use the offer function!

johnwilliams77

8,308 posts

70 months

Friday 3rd January 2020
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S100HP said:
My solar was £850, on sale for £721 and my offer of £600 was countered with £675. Use the offer function!
I don't believe the solar to be worth the extra for all it is able to add. I spoke to them today and they offered me that price on the phone.

S100HP

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11,266 posts

134 months

Friday 3rd January 2020
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johnwilliams77 said:
S100HP said:
My solar was £850, on sale for £721 and my offer of £600 was countered with £675. Use the offer function!
I don't believe the solar to be worth the extra for all it is able to add. I spoke to them today and they offered me that price on the phone.
My point was make an offer on the sapphire if that's what you want. Don't pay the ticket price. They offered a 6 for £479, not £599 without much resistance.

Blink982

610 posts

71 months

Friday 3rd January 2020
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I paid £520 +/- for the 6pro on amazon just before they dropped the price to £499 which I believe was also matched by John Lewis. I did get 10% cash back from Quidco too. It does an awful lot of stuff that I don’t need or understand. I went for the standard 47mm as although my eyesight is starting to go, the 51mm was too big and wasn’t worth the extra £100 or so. I also wasn’t a fan of the Silver DLC finish on the sapphire models. The black is more stealthy but it’s early days to see if the standard finish and gorilla glass holds up.

eyebeebe

2,218 posts

200 months

Friday 3rd January 2020
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Blink982 said:
I paid £520 +/- for the 6pro on amazon just before they dropped the price to £499 which I believe was also matched by John Lewis. I did get 10% cash back from Quidco too. It does an awful lot of stuff that I don’t need or understand. I went for the standard 47mm as although my eyesight is starting to go, the 51mm was too big and wasn’t worth the extra £100 or so. I also wasn’t a fan of the Silver DLC finish on the sapphire models. The black is more stealthy but it’s early days to see if the standard finish and gorilla glass holds up.
It‘s funny, I‘ve got really skinny wrists, but don‘t find it wears too big. Maybe I‘ve just got used to it after having one that size for getting on for two and half years. It also doesn‘t seem like my ‚normal‘ watches (38-40mm) seem tiny after wearing the Garmin either.


Pesty

42,655 posts

223 months

Friday 3rd January 2020
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I’m a bit worried about the size

I’ve got my 47mm 5 on and it’s just about perfect.

Hmmm

grumbledoak

29,099 posts

200 months

Friday 3rd January 2020
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I thought my Spitfire Chrono was a lump. For two days.

I thought my Fenix 5 was big and heavy. For two days.

Am trying [not] to find a feature and price grid for the 6/S/X Normal/Pro if anyone has seen one...

S100HP

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11,266 posts

134 months

Friday 3rd January 2020
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Pesty said:
I’m a bit worried about the size

I’ve got my 47mm 5 on and it’s just about perfect.

Hmmm
No need to worry. I had about 5 mins of thinking "Christ the X is big, should I return it" to not even noticing a difference in size. It's a better profile than the 5 too so doesn't feel as cumbersome. Now wondering why I didn't get the 5X in the past.


grumbledoak said:
I thought my Spitfire Chrono was a lump. For two days.

I thought my Fenix 5 was big and heavy. For two days.

Am trying [not] to find a feature and price grid for the 6/S/X Normal/Pro if anyone has seen one...

grumbledoak

29,099 posts

200 months

Friday 3rd January 2020
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Thanks, that's a much more sane layout

Sway

19,367 posts

161 months

Friday 3rd January 2020
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I've been thinking of an "active" watch for a little while.

More for general health, tracking of dog walks/ 'get me home' after we've gotten utterly lost taking random trails in woods, etc.

Quitting smoking too, so would be nice to measure some of the benefits.

Was looking at the garmin instinct. Quite like the G Shock style (especially in red!) - but the Fenix is damned sexy. Plus, I'm going through C2W soon, and would happily throw one on top via Wiggle/et al and take the tax savings...

Talk me into, or out of, the Fenix 6 pro compared to the instinct please chaps!

eyebeebe

2,218 posts

200 months

Friday 3rd January 2020
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Sway said:
I've been thinking of an "active" watch for a little while.

More for general health, tracking of dog walks/ 'get me home' after we've gotten utterly lost taking random trails in woods, etc.

Quitting smoking too, so would be nice to measure some of the benefits.

Was looking at the garmin instinct. Quite like the G Shock style (especially in red!) - but the Fenix is damned sexy. Plus, I'm going through C2W soon, and would happily throw one on top via Wiggle/et al and take the tax savings...

Talk me into, or out of, the Fenix 6 pro compared to the instinct please chaps!
Sensible hat on... I went from an Apple Watch to the Fenix 5X because I started doing triathlons more seriously and the AW wasn't capable of doing the sports tracking I wanted, couldn't do multi-sport tracking, doesn't connect to a lot of fitness equipment and the Garmin data collection/metrics is far superior.

For the basic activity tracking type stuff that you are talking about, I would have thought that an AW if you're on iOS or the equivalent android watch would do all you want and give you far better smart watch functionality. I just had a quick look at the Instinct and that looks like it would do all you want, although it doesn't appear to have mapping capabilities beyond retracing your route.


Sway

19,367 posts

161 months

Friday 3rd January 2020
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Thing is, I don't want a smart watch...

I've got my phone! Plus really not my style, everything I've seen is too dressy.

I do like the idea of a proper activity/fitness tracker, but with some level of GPS and ideally music capability for audio books. Don't want a fitbit band type thing.

I'd probably get a G Shock if it had a HRM, but Casio don't go there for some reason.

S100HP

Original Poster:

11,266 posts

134 months

Friday 3rd January 2020
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Sway said:
Thing is, I don't want a smart watch...

I've got my phone! Plus really not my style, everything I've seen is too dressy.

I do like the idea of a proper activity/fitness tracker, but with some level of GPS and ideally music capability for audio books. Don't want a fitbit band type thing.

I'd probably get a G Shock if it had a HRM, but Casio don't go there for some reason.
I'm selling my Fenix 5 if interested?

Pesty

42,655 posts

223 months

Saturday 4th January 2020
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Sway said:
Thing is, I don't want a smart watch...

I've got my phone! Plus really not my style, everything I've seen is too dressy.

I do like the idea of a proper activity/fitness tracker, but with some level of GPS and ideally music capability for audio books. Don't want a fitbit band type thing.

I'd probably get a G Shock if it had a HRM, but Casio don't go there for some reason.
I don’t want to convince you to spend money on something expensive you might not want. I’m a bit of a Luddite but I’ll just let you know my experience.

I got it for two reasons only, gps, tracking my walks and uploading to strava so I could look at maps. And the heart rate monitor after a health issue that I found to be crazy accurate, however that was a bad idea because it just stressed me out smile

That is does perfectly. However I soon started finding it useful for other reasons, mainly text messages in meetings and seeing who’s calling me so I can ignore it without getting my phone out. I have a watch face which shows sun down and up which honestly o couldn’t live without now.

In the last few days I’ve discovered I’d only been using a fraction of what it can do. And uploaded a couple of using programs or widgets whatever they call them. One for tides which will be amazing and one for something else will be of use. Also just noticed I can get weather reports although I think it has to be connected to the phone for that and some others which isn’t ideal for me because I don’t like taking my phone with me everywhere.

Good to hear the 6x isn’t too big we shall see.

Ps my 5 has hardly been used and much better value smile ( joking)



Blink982

610 posts

71 months

Saturday 4th January 2020
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Sway said:
I've been thinking of an "active" watch for a little while.

More for general health, tracking of dog walks/ 'get me home' after we've gotten utterly lost taking random trails in woods, etc.

Quitting smoking too, so would be nice to measure some of the benefits.

Was looking at the garmin instinct. Quite like the G Shock style (especially in red!) - but the Fenix is damned sexy. Plus, I'm going through C2W soon, and would happily throw one on top via Wiggle/et al and take the tax savings...

Talk me into, or out of, the Fenix 6 pro compared to the instinct please chaps!
I ordered an Instinct at the same time as the Fenix 6P with a view to returning one of them. The Instinct is all the watch you need. Sadly the display wasn’t large enough for my ageing eyes so I had to keep the Fenix. The display is crystal clear and easy to read but as soon as I put my contacts in or wore my glasses, I simply couldn’t read it! The fenix has the added benefits of third party watch faces. I’m using SC8 at the minute but Rails is another decent one. They both have huge time displays which suit me better.

moonigan

1,792 posts

208 months

Saturday 4th January 2020
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Blink982 said:
I ordered an Instinct at the same time as the Fenix 6P with a view to returning one of them. The Instinct is all the watch you need. Sadly the display wasn’t large enough for my ageing eyes so I had to keep the Fenix. The display is crystal clear and easy to read but as soon as I put my contacts in or wore my glasses, I simply couldn’t read it! The fenix has the added benefits of third party watch faces. I’m using SC8 at the minute but Rails is another decent one. They both have huge time displays which suit me better.
The vivoactive 4 also does a lot of what the Fenix does but at a lower price point.

moonigan

1,792 posts

208 months

Saturday 4th January 2020
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So. Just about to pull the trigger on the 6X because its the same size as my 3 at 51mm. However the only watches with the standard silver bezel are the bog standard 6 and the Titanium 6 Pro which are 42mm and 47mm. I have yet to see a DLC coated watch that can withstand daily use and not show any scratches which over time look start to look naff. Has this improved with the 5 and 6?

Tiggsy

10,261 posts

219 months

Saturday 4th January 2020
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moonigan said:
So. Just about to pull the trigger on the 6X because its the same size as my 3 at 51mm. However the only watches with the standard silver bezel are the bog standard 6 and the Titanium 6 Pro which are 42mm and 47mm. I have yet to see a DLC coated watch that can withstand daily use and not show any scratches which over time look start to look naff. Has this improved with the 5 and 6?
I wear mine in Spartan obstacle course races - it doesnt get much tougher and I used a Gshock prior to the Fenix.

Thing looks mint still.

moonigan

1,792 posts

208 months

Monday 6th January 2020
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Finally succumbed and ordered the 6X Pro for £519.

AWG

849 posts

123 months

Monday 6th January 2020
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How are you finding battery life on the 6?